Grants

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Diversity Development Fund

We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media. We are committed to supporting producers of color and creating public media programming that is truly inclusive.

Diversity Development Fund is open only to pre-production projects. We provide up to $15,000 of funding for research and development. Around five percent of applicants receive funding. For works in progress, see Open Call. On average, applicants spend 1-2 weeks completing their applications.

For more information: https://itvs.org/funding/diversity-development-fund

Deadline: September 15, 2017

 

Roy W. Dean Film Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant.   Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score!  Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society.  Projects can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series.

Unique to this grant is each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project a member of From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant.

You can apply for the grant at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/.  

For more information, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098

Deadline: September 30th, 2017.

 

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.

Deadline: Rolling
http://catapultfilmfund.org/

 

American Documentary Film Fund

The American Documentary Film Fund is an adjunct event related to the American Documentary Film Festival. The Film Fund submitters are not in any way required to submit a film to the festival- this is a separate event within the confines of the festival. We encourage first-time and established filmmakers to submit to the Film Fund competition where upwards of $50,000 may be distributed each year to winning project(s). The Fund's participants are able to compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.

Deadline: Rolling
https://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/amdocs-film-fund

 

Sundance Documentary Film Program

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. The Sundance Documentary Film Program offers funding in development (up to $20,000), production/post-production (up to $40,000), audience engagement (up to $20,000), and additional opportunities (by nomination).

Deadline: Year-round
http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-film

 

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Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers

The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.

Deadline: Rolling
http://www.digitalbolex.com/grant/